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Written by Matt   
Friday, 14 May 2021

Still Wish You Were Here - A Tribute To Pink FloydComing next month (on June 11th - rescheduled from May 28th) is Still Wish You Were Here - A Tribute To Pink Floyd. Whilst there are a lot of tribute or cover versions of Pink Floyd material, this cover version of the entire album features a diverse set of well-known and well-respected musicians, taking in members of Yes, The Damned, Public Image Limited, King Crimson, Deep Purple and Genesis, amongst others!

If you cast your eye at the track listing below, we've listed the musicians involved with each song, and we're sure that some of the names will surprise you. Some of these have performed with Pink Floyd and Roger Waters at various points too. There's a rich amount of pedigree amongst the assembled players, and therefore, we weren't surprised when we listened to the album this week that the quality of performance came through clearly, right from the first track (Shine On Parts 1-5).

It was a particular pleasure to hear Rick Wakeman tackle Welcome To The Machine, with this keyboard-heavy song suiting Rick perfectly. Have A Cigar is fun too. Wish You Were Here works well with the assembled musicians, with Parts 6-9 of Shine On benefitting particularly from the combos of Bootsy Collins and Steve Hillage, and towards the end of the piece, Rod Argent and Ian Paice.

Here's the track list, with the names of the musicians playing on each of them:

  1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5) - Geoff Tate, Steve Hackett, Billy Sheehan, Mel Collins, Geoff Downes, Ian Paice
  2. Welcome To The Machine - Todd Rundgren, Rick Wakeman, Tony Levin
  3. Have A Cigar - James LaBrie, Steve Stevens, Patrick Moraz, Rat Scabies, Jah Wobble
  4. Wish You Were Here - Rik Emmett, Joe Satriani, Edgar Froese, David Ellefson, Carmine Appice
  5. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 6-9) - Rod Argent, Steve Hillage, Ian Paice, Bootsy Collins

If this has intrigued you, orders are now being taken through the following links, which help us out with the ongoing running costs of Brain Damage without costing you a thing - and we really appreciate the help! The album will be available on CD in a 6-panel deluxe digipak, and a gatefold vinyl LP in a variety of colours (which we presume means is randomly allocated).

STILL WISH YOU WERE HERE - colour vinyl:  Amazon UK  Amazon.com  Amazon Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
STILL WISH YOU WERE HERE - digipak CD:  Amazon UK  Amazon.com  Amazon Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
 
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